We’ve seen Julia Roberts (who recently went barefoot at Cannes to prove a point about equality) in countless blockbuster hits — Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven (soon to get an all-female makeover), Mystic Pizza, Notting Hill, need we go on? There’s one role we’ve never seen her in to date, however, and that’s a recurring one on television.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honorary Co-Chair Julia Roberts, wearing Gucci dress and Calzedonia stockings, attends the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN)

But, as they say, there’s a first time for everything, and 2017 is set to be the year that all of that changes! The megastar has reportedly signed on to star in what will be her very first regular TV role for the “limited series” adaptation of Maria Semple’s Today Will Be Different ($16).

Centered around a woman named Eleanor Flood and taking place over the course of a chaotic day, the story sees Eleanor attempt to get a handle on her neglected to-do list, albeit with plenty of amusing distractions.


While the show has no network as of now, it is said to be a “hot project,” with Julia also set to executive produce via Red Om Films, and is rumored to be released shortly after the new year.

The book’s author (who also penned the the must-read hit Where’d You Go, Bernadette [$10]) is thrilled with the news. “I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts…” she said. “This will be a fun ride!”

We wholeheartedly agree, Maria! 2017 is looking bright already.

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(h/t CBS News, photos via Jonathan Leibson/Getty)